OneCov is coming


Coventry citizens are being invited to come together and talk at OneCov 2017

OneCov 2017 is an event inviting members of diverse communities across the city to come together to learn from each other, celebrate our city of many cultures and share ideas for how to live and work better together as a city.

The event will be taking place on Saturday 7th October from 12 noon till 3:30pm at Coventry Transport museum.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Policing and Equalities at Coventry City Council, Cllr Abdul Khan, said: “OneCov 2017 is an opportunity for us to bring the city’s communities together and talk about how we can work together more to strive for a better future for the city.

“I would like to encourage people to try and attend OneCov 2017 where you will have the opportunity to network, meet new people and express your views about how we work together and where we can improve.”

The event is organised by the Partnership for Coventry, with facilitation from the University of Warwick, and aims to strengthen community cohesion and the social fabric that holds our diverse city together.

Simon Swain, Pro Vice Chancellor for External Engagement at the University of Warwick said, “I am delighted that the University of Warwick is participating in OneCov 2017, which will be one way that the Partnership, and the city, respond to the fears and divisions that have multiplied for many in recent years and months, with support for cross-community engagement, understanding and relationship-building.

“We need to recognise and celebrate all the excellent work that already takes place, and the communities, organisations, families and individuals who make our multi-cultural city work better together every day. OneCov 2017 will make space for communities to hear from each other about their ideas for strengthening community cohesion in the future, and to find common ground with people from very different backgrounds.”